Episode 5 – Rurouni Kenshin: Origins (2012)

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This week LaNeysha and Kate watched a movie about everyone’s favorite Toonami Battousai, Rurouni Kenshin: Origins, the Rurouni Kenshin live-action. The first in a trilogy, Origins was a movie we were excited to get into because of the critical praise it received. Find out what we think about this movie and if we want to watch the rest of the series. We talk about casting, costumes, and how the fight choreography is beyond well-done. Have you seen the movie? Let us know what your thoughts @DYHT_pod on twitter.

Rurouni Kenshin: Origins (Ruroni Kenshin live-action) is a 2012 Japanese period action-adventure film based on the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki. Directed by Keishi Ōtomo, the film stars Takeru Satoh and Emi Takei. It focuses on fictional events that take place during the early Meiji period in Japan, telling the story of a wanderer named Himura Kenshin, formerly known as the assassin Hitokiri Battōsai. After participating in the Bakumatsu war, Kenshin wanders the countryside of Japan offering protection and aid to those in need as atonement for the murders he once committed.

On June 14, 2016, Funimation Films announced that they acquired the rights to the film, as well as its sequels Kyoto Inferno and The Legend Ends. The film hit North American theatres in August 2016 with an English Dub.